Memorial: M5220

Memorial to Admiral John West  d. 1862 in West Wickham, Kent.


St John The Baptist's Church, West Wickham, Kent, England


'Here lie interred the remains of Admiral Sir John West, Knight Grand Cross of the most Honourable Order of the Bath and Admiral of the Fleet. Born July 28th 1774 died April 18th 1862. He was the son of Temple West, Esquire, a Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Regiment of Guards, and representative of the family of the Wests. Formerly of the counties of Buckingham and Northampton to whom a tablet is inscribed in this church.'


Vessel: HMS Excellent,


Glorious First of June,

Event Date


Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War


West, John
Date of Death: 18/4/1862
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Admiral West served with distinction throughout the French and Napoleonic Wars.
Bibliography: J. K. Laughton, ‘West, Sir John (1774–1862)’, rev. Andrew Lambert, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 7 June 2017]

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